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Forum staff reports, Published September 28 2012

Dakota War of 1862 topic of presentation

MOORHEAD – Tamara St. John, a historian and archivist for the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Tribal Historic Preservation Office, will present “A Dakota Perspective on the Dakota War of 1862” at 2 p.m. Oct. 13 here at the Hjemkomst Center.

She will discuss events leading up to the Dakota-U.S. war and its aftermath as seen through the eyes of the Dakota people. St. John has conducted extensive research on the war, in particular with the legislation that pertains to the exile of the Dakota from the state of Minnesota.

The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, call (218) 299-5511.